The Hive Project in collaboration with The Howard Centre

In collaboration with The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City, I have launched a project to build a hive of lockdown experiences. The project is based around my drawing, ‘Hive‘ which imagines households in lockdown. Children can download a worksheet and draw their own lockdown experiences. Selected artworks will be displayed in the Hive window (next to Clare’s in the North Mall) and there are prizes for the best images.

If you have children (or know anyone who’d like to take part) the worksheet can be downloaded from the Howard Centre website here: https://www.howardcentre.co.uk/community/hive/

Once the entry is completed, it can be emailed in – couldn’t be simpler to take part!

The project is part of a wider initiative to utilise empty shop spaces to engage more people with artwork outside of traditional gallery spaces – including an exhibition by the Digswell Arts Trust ceramicists based at the Fenners building. You can find it on the 1st floor, next to the O2 shop as well as two of my glass lightboxes and a 6m reproduction of my Hive drawing (in the main entrance space between the escalators). Do pop down and take a look if you are in Welwyn Garden City.

If you, or any artists you know, are interested in exhibiting or taking part in the ongoing empty shops project – please contact Abi Freckleton, the organiser.

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